It has begun!

Youth Bible study started back last night. This year we moved our Bible studies from Thursdays to Wednesdays. We meet most every Wednesday during the school year at three different homes. The high schoolers meet at my house, the middle school boys meet at the Collier’s house, and the middle

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Cleaning out

My dad is still going through things that we brought back from cleaning out his house in Delhi NY last week. Dad is putting his house that he has owned for more than 50 years on the market and so we had gone there to clean it out. It was

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Helping Hands

Last week, I was lucky enough to take some of our children in 4th through 6th grade on an overnight mission trip with the help of Laura.  I have been on several mission trips with our youth (middle and high schoolers), but never with our younger children. We participated in

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Join the Choir!

There are many wisecracks about why to join the choir: The large music folders can hide that magazine you are reading during the sermon. The collection plate never goes to the choir loft. If you think you sound good in the shower, wait until you sing with us for a

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Impressive

Yesterday we had the opportunity to host a youth group from Lane Memorial United Methodist Church from Altavista, VA. I worked as the youth director at that church for 15 years before I moved to Wright’s Chapel. The Lane youth group is staying at the King’s Dominion campground and wanted

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Haiti update

As Charles mentioned on the blog a few weeks ago, Carson Hale and I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti to check out the progress of the home for girls with disabilities. As you may know for the last 5 years or so Wright’s Chapel has been in a

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Charlotte Mission Trip

Bittersweet. If you were to ask me how I feel about having returned from my final mission trip with Wrights Chapel, a church that has been a part of my life for the past 13 years. This time, we spent the better part of a week in Charlotte, North Carolina,

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What does a music director do?

So what does a music director do? Sings!  Plays!  Ok, last week that took about 37 ½ minutes.  What does the music director do the rest of the week?  Picks out music.  Suggests hymns to the pastor.  Gets the words ready for the screens.  Reports the songs we sing on Sundays.  Cleans up after the band.  Files used music

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